It was 4 hours of hospital today but feel like I now have a rheumy nurse I can talk too we had 1.5hrs together WOW. Helen gave a great opening chat about everything but RA so we got to know each other then kicked in with Methox chat do and don'ts and then gave me my little RA book to carry or keep safe. She also hated the versus tv ad which made me laugh and raved about NRAS.
My new little bible tells me my blood results each time and she had already marked in the first tests done, I had chest x rays today and 6 forms for up and coming blood works to be done. She set up next appointment for 8 weeks and gave me all the phone lines if I have an issue and how it works. She is updating my local GP. I had done my chest x rays almost as soon as I walked in to x ray dept. The pharmacy session went thro his views on the meds do and don'ts and sent me on my way.
I felt I could ask anything and now get I don't drop all the other meds till Methox kicks in and Pred I ight hate but I need it short term for 8 weeks to keep my hands better. I also learnt that 3mg and under there is no point so might as well be on 4-5mg and be better while I wait for M to kick in and then I can taper off.
I am tired and hands a b***h today but I actually feel I know what I am doing and why. (first time in my life hahaha)